HIËRONYMUS BOSCH – Giraffe and dog JB31
A giraffe and a two-legged dog can be found on the left-hand panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights. They peacefully coexist with the other exotic animals in a fantastic paradise. In the foreground, where God is introducing Eve to Adam things are much less bucolic. The fall seems near.
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Hiëronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth.